Alanis Morissette-Inspired Sitcom In Development At ABC

Alanis Morissette is going to be the inspiration for a new ABC sitcom, according to Deadline. The sitcom is called Relatable and “follows a 40-something woman, married with three kids, who spent her young adult life as an international rock star, famous for her self-penned anthems of female rage and teen angst.” Additionally, Morissette is executive producing and writing original music for the series.
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Travis Scott’s Altamont

It’s happened before. In 1979, 11 people died while trying to rush the door to see the Who in Cincinnati. In 1991, a crowd crush outside a Puff Daddy-promoted celebrity basketball game at New York’s City College killed nine people. In 2000, nine people died at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival while Pearl Jam played. In 2010, a crowd stampede killed 21 people outside the Love Parade, a German dance festival. It’ll probably happen again, too.
Tags: Music, New York, Denmark, Cincinnati, Travis Scott, Sounding Board, Pearl Jam, City College, Altamont, Astroworld

A Fresh New Generation Extends UK’s Jazz Revival

These players developed their talents in small venues across the UK capital in the 2010s, from Total Refreshment Centre in Dalston, east London, to Mau Mau in west London’s Ladbroke Grove. – The Guardian
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Johnny Marr – “Tenement Time” & “Sensory Street”

Back in August, Johnny Marr returned with a new song called “Spirit, Power And Soul.” It was the opening salvo for an EP called Fever Dreams Pt 1, in turn just the first installment of what will eventually become the Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 double album next year. (We talked to Marr about the album, and many other projects, in a recent We’ve Got A File On You interview.) Today, he’s back with news of Fever Dreams Pt 2. That EP will be out next month, and Marr has shared two new songs from it.
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NNAMDÏ – “Backseat”

Musical wild card NNAMDÏ will release more unpredictably morphing music this week in the form of a new EP called Are You Happy produced by Lynyn, his fellow Chicagoan. NNAMDÏ announced the project today with the release of two tracks, a remix of last year’s BRAT track “Glass Casket” and a new one called “Backseat.” The latter song is a busily skittering synth-pop track with traces of R&B, and you can hear it below along with the remix.
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Ceremony’s Homesick Fest Lines Up SPELLLING, Gulch, Mannequin Pussy, & More

Homesick Fest, an event created and curated by Ceremony’s Anthony Anzaldo, will return early next year for its fourth installment. The lineup boasts appearances from SPELLLING, the maybe breaking up Gulch, Mannequin Pussy, Special Interest, and of course Ceremony. There will be two editions of Homesick that take place over the same weekend — one on January 28 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA and the other on January 29 at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA.
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Gracie Abrams And The Professionalization Of “Bedroom-Pop”

When Olivia Rodrigo took over the world with “drivers license” at the top of 2021, critics like me scrambled to point out reference points for the trembling piano ballad, which simultaneously felt traditional and in step with the bedroom-pop zeitgeist. But Rodrigo herself did not cite the influence of Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Eilish, or even her self-professed idols Taylor Swift and Lorde. Rather, she said the song was directly indebted to minor, the 2020 EP from Gracie Abrams. “It was so great,”...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Sesame Street, Adele, Pandora, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Drake, American Music Awards, Imagine Dragons, Mariah Carey, Avril Lavigne

Watch Members Of R.E.M., Yo La Tengo, & the dB’s Perform At Big Star Tribute Concert

Instagram">A group of musicians gathered at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn last night to pay tribute to Big Star. The self-described “one-of-a-kind acoustic, orchestrated performance” featured R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, the dB’s’ Chris Stamey, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Charles Cleaver, Crispin Cloe, and original Big Star drummer Jody Stephens. Many of those same musicians once participated in a series of tribute concerts surrounding the band’s never-complete...
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Yo La Tengo, St Ann the Holy Trinity Church, Big Star, Ira Kaplan, Brett Harris, Jody Stephens, Skylar Gudasz, The dB's, Mike Mills Yo La Tengo, R.E.M, Charles Cleaver, Crispin Cloe

For Windsor Musicians Who Work In Detroit, The U.S. Border Reopening Is A Massive Relief

Musicians missing their bands and gigs are finally getting the chance to get back in touch. “There’s been many tearful reunions,” one says. – CBC
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Travis Scott Cancels Performance At This Weekend’s Day N Vegas Festival, Paying Funeral Costs For Astroworld Deceased

This past weekend, eight people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston. While Scott was giving his headlining performance, the crowd surged forward, and hundreds were injured. Scott is already facing lawsuits and widespread public criticism over the tragedy. Roddy Ricch, one of Friday’s other performers, has announced that he’s donating his Astroworld earnings to the victims’ families. And now Travis Scott has cancelled his headlining performance at this weekend’s Day N Vegas fest...
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Travis Scott Cancels Performance At This Weekend’s Day N Vegas Festival

This past weekend, eight people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston. While Scott was giving his headlining performance, the crowd surged forward, and hundreds were injured. Scott is already facing lawsuits and widespread public criticism over the tragedy. Roddy Ricch, one of Friday’s other performers, has announced that he’s donating his Astroworld earnings to the victims’ families. And now Travis Scott has cancelled his headlining performance at this weekend’s Day N Vegas fest...
Tags: Music, News, Houston, Travis Scott, Scott, Astroworld, Roddy Ricch, Day N Vegas, Astroworld Festival

Caracara – “Hyacinth”

It’s been a bit since we’ve heard from the Philadelphia rippers Caracara, who we named one of the Best New Bands Of 2019 based on their excellent Better EP. Today, they’re back with a new single, “Hyacinth,” a high-energy emo blast with some pummeling guitars and a heavy breakdown. “Chrysalis, breaking out of it/ Hyacinth, bloom and burn and burial,” band leader Will Lindsay sings in the erudite hook. “I have been vacant and unyielding In pursuit of the anticlimactic.”
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Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Sues Van Morrison For Defamation

Van Morrison is being sued by Northern Ireland’s health minister for defamation after the singer said that he was “very dangerous” for his handling of COVID-19 restrictions. Morrison, who has made being anti-lockdown his brand, publicly denounced health minister Robin Swann on-stage at a gathering in Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June 2021 after one of Morrison’s concerts was cancelled due to the country’s virus policies. Swann had previously written an opinion piece in Rolling Stone last year sayin...
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Hear Adele’s New Song “Hold On” In Amazon Holiday Commercial

A few weeks ago, Adele released “Easy On Me,” her first new song in nearly six years. In a week and a half, she’ll release her new album 30, the follow-up to her 2015 blockbuster 25. Today, Adele has shared another piece of music from the album. Sadly, it’s not “I Drink Wine,” the song that everyone wants to hear the most. Instead, it’s “Hold On,” a new track that plays in the background during a new Amazon commercial.
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Foo Fighters Announce Horror Comedy Movie STUDIO 666

Foo Fighters have announced a new horror-comedy feature film called STUDIO 666. Dave Grohl and his bandmates shot it in the Encino mansion where they recorded their most recent album, Medicine To Midnight. Grohl and collaborators Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee play themselves; the cast also includes Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin. It was directed by BJ McDonnell — of Hatchet III and Slayer: The Repentless Killo...
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Camp Cope – “Blue”

It’s been more than three years since Melbourne trio Camp Cope released 2018’s How To Socialise And Make Friends, though vocalist Georgia Maq released her solo debut album in the interim. Today, the band has released a brand-new song, “Blue,” which will be the first single from their yet-to-be-announced third album, due in 2022. Over melodic guitar and a mid-tempo beat, Maq sings about learning to love while dealing with depression and an uncontrollable world (“I put down your pain, but I’ll pic...
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808 State’s Andy Barker Dead At 53

Andy Barker, longtime member of the great UK acid house group 808 State, has died. In a social media post yesterday, the group confirmed Barker had died “after a short period of illness.” Barker was 53.
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Bill Callahan & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Kidnapped By Neptune” (Scout Niblett Cover) (Feat. Hamerkop)

More than a year ago, old friends and Drag City labelmates Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy started covering songs together. Over the course of the pandemic, Callahan and Will Oldham teamed up to release a couple of albums’ worth of covers of other people’s songs — some obscure, some super-famous. On each of those covers, the group had a different collaborator, usually drawn from the ranks of the Drag City roster. It’s been a while since the two of them released their last cover, a versio...
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What To Do When You’re A Violin Soloist, And A String Snaps

For one thing, give the conductor a look. For another thing, hope the concertmaster is alert. Watch Thursday’s cascading violin exchanges and fixes on video from Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. – Seattle Times
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Broken covers: collector puts world’s worst album art on show

Steve Goldman’s first rule is ‘it has to make me laugh’, and he is sharing the fun with public in HuddersfieldThere’s the album cover with the band as rabbits, or the one with a harmony duo walking out of water dressed only in their underwear and ties, but surely the most baffling is the concert guitarist pictured in dinner jacket and no trousers.Why? “I’ve no idea, sorry,” says Steve Goldman, who owns about 300 records that can lay claim to having some of the world’s worst cover art. Continue r...
Tags: Music, Life and style, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Huddersfield, Collecting, Steve Goldman

7 Health Benefits as to Why You Should Eat More Grapes

Ever since we were kids, our minds were embedded to always eat your fruits and vegetables. We were always told that they were good for you, and we never questioned it. Unfortunately, we never knew what fruit or vegetable was good for what. One of my favorite fruit to snack on are grapes and it doesn’t matter which color. Grapes are a go-to snack for picnics and lunchboxes, plus used to make wine. For thousands of years, they’ve been used in some cultures as medicine. Below are 7 health benefit...
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The Number Ones: Whitney Houston’s “All The Man That I Need”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
Tags: Music, Whitney Houston, Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford, Linda Clifford, The Number Ones, Narada Michael Walden

Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation Sued Over Astroworld Injuries

On Friday, a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston left eight dead and many more injured, and the lawsuits have already started pouring in. At least two people at the festival have filed lawsuits over injuries, and the plaintiffs have included Travis Scott, promoters Live Nation, and Drake, the surprise guest who came out to perform during Travis Scott’s set.
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The 10 Best Mac Miller Songs

People will take you for granted until you’re gone, a truth hip-hop is intimately familiar with. If an artist is “lucky,” they will live long enough to have their contributions simply forgotten, as with innovators undersung in their middle age like the late DMX and Shock G. Too common is the scenario where an artist’s talent is belittled just as their star rises, like when popularity invited cynicism to Lil Peep and Juice WLRD until their premature demises rendered their geniuses unimpeachable. ...
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For Some Music Lovers, It’s Still Better To Enjoy Concerts From The Comfort Of Home

“Even before the digital age you could access the World of Music through recordings, via the radio or the local music shop or even the Columbia House Record Club.” And now? Livestreaming! – Oregon ArtsWatch
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More singers added to Magic of Christmas at the London Palladium

Mica Paris, Emeli Sandé, James Arthur and Jamie Cullum have been added to the line-up for Magic’s Christmas event at the London Palladium. Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, who are presenting the event, announced the final line-up live on the Magic Breakfast Show this morning. Breakfast co-host Ronan Keating will also be performing on the night alongside the previously announced Rag’n’Bone Man and Will Young. Tickets for the show are now sold out and the only way to be there is to win on Magi...
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Warum wir manche Menschen sympathischer als andere finden

Es liegt in der menschlichen Natur, nach Anerkennung von anderen zu streben. Um zu überleben, müssen wir uns unsere Beziehungen zu anderen Menschen zu Nutze machen. Aber abgesehen davon, dass wir uns in einer Gruppe sicherer fühlen, sind wir Menschen außerdem soziale Tiere. Deshalb ist unser Bedürfnis, mit anderen eine Verbindung aufzubauen und unsere eigenen Zugehörigkeitsbereiche zu finden, unerlässlich für unser psychisches Wohlbefinden. Außerdem ist unser Bedürfnis nach sozialer An...
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Pen-banging crooners and songs about broccoli: TikTok’s outlandish take on pop

Huge stars like Justin Bieber have made singles designed to go viral on TikTok. Yet the platform’s pop scene is far weirder – from internet drama turned into 40-second tunes, to singers famous for making ‘adorable faces’The means by which music is played invariably affects music itself: jazz changed with the introduction of the LP, which allowed longer pieces to be released; the arrival of the CD gave the world the blockbuster 70-minute hip-hop album padded out with skits; a couple of years ago,...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Technology, Media, Social Media, Culture, Pop and rock, Digital Media, Justin Bieber, Drake, Tiktok

Filipino Youth Are Using Music To Pressure The Country’s Regime

One singer: “We have the power to uplift someone. … It’s something I hope fellow musicians realize, appreciate and that they don’t forget, even if we’re in a very challenging time. The worst thing that can happen is for you to stop.” – Los Angeles Times
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Astroworld: Travis Scott and Drake sued over deadly Texas concert crush

Lawsuits brought by some of those injured, including 23-year-old Texas resident Kristian ParedesThe rappers Travis Scott and Drake have been sued for having “incited mayhem” after eight people were killed and dozens injured in a crush during a Texas concert, a law firm has confirmed.Thomas J Henry Law tweeted a story published by the Daily Mail on the lawsuit, confirming on Sunday that it had filed “one of the first lawsuits in Travis Scott Astroworld festival tragedy”. Continue reading...
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